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El Paso, Texas mayoral election, 2013

El Paso mayoral election, 2013
May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)

Candidate Oscar Leeser Steve Ortega
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan

Mayor before election

John Cook

Elected Mayor

Oscar Leeser

The 2013 El Paso mayoral election was held on June 8, 2013, to elect the Mayor of El Paso, Texas. Incumbent Mayor John Cook could not seek another term due to term limits. In the nonpartisan primary held on May 11, 2013, businessman Oscar Leeser and City Councilman Steve Ortega placed first and second with 47% and 22% of the vote, respectively, and because no candidate received a majority, a runoff election was held on June 15.[1] Leeser won the runoff election. [2]

Primary election


  • Oscar Leeser, automobile dealer
  • Steve Ortega, City Councilman
  • Robert Cormell, restauranteur
  • Hector H. Lopez, radio host
  • L. Gus Haddad, mortgage broker
  • Jaime O. Perez, former chief of staff to El Paso County Judge Anthony Cobos
  • Dean Martinez, retired military
  • Jorge Artalejo, substitute teacher


El Paso mayoral primary results, May 11, 2013[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Oscar Leeser 21,724 47.40%
Nonpartisan Steve Ortega 9,944 21.70%
Nonpartisan Robert Cormell 5,518 12.04%
Nonpartisan Hector H. Lopez 4,009 8.75%
Nonpartisan L. Gus Haddad 3,223 7.03%
Nonpartisan Jaime O. Perez 816 1.78%
Nonpartisan Dean Martinez 365 0.80%
Nonpartisan Jorge Artalejo 228 0.50%
Totals 45,827 100.00%

General election



El Paso mayoral election results, June 15, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Oscar Leeser[4] 33,266 74.32%
Nonpartisan Steve Ortega 11,492 25.68%
Totals 44,758 100%


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External links

  • Robert Cormell for Mayor
  • Gus Haddad for Mayor
  • Hector Lopez for Mayor
  • Steve Ortega for Mayor

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